The City of Canning strives towards a connected and sustainable city that can access alternative transport infrastructure and engage in active transport options, while reducing the carbon footprint of our community. We plan for the ongoing enhancement of our walking and cycling amenities, as well as innovative projects that engage our citizens in the uptake of public transport options, as well as embracing new mobility technologies.

Council Commitments

Cities Power Partnership

The City of Canning has joined the Cities Power Partnership which seeks to celebrate and accelerate the emission reduction and clean energy successes of Australian towns and cities. City of Canning is one of the founding members of the Cities Power Partnership, a coalition of local governments across Australia tackling climate change. Participating Councils make five pledges to limit their local climate impact, from reducing transport emissions through to getting behind renewable energy.

To view the City’s pledges on the Cities Power Partnership in 2017, please visit here.

Emissions and Fuel Management

Resource Use Management Platform

The City has committed to measuring and monitoring its energy, water, waste and fuel. Currently using the web-based platform Azility, the City measures and monitors the City's consumption data and has plans to integrate this into an Online Impact Tracking Platform (Impact Tracker).

Sustainable and Accessible Transport Management

Integrated Transport Strategy

In 2014, the City of Canning commenced the development of a city-wide Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS). The intention of this strategy is to identify a range of interrelated transport plans to assist the City in managing sustained urban growth and a high quality of life within the community. The strategy aims to improve access and accessibility for all and encourage and facilitate sustainable and active travel.

To view the Integrated Transport Strategy, please click here.

Walking and Cycling Plan

The Integrated Transport Strategy identified the need to develop a Cycling and Walking Plan, which was adopted in May 2018. This plan provides strategic direction and recommendations to increase cycling and walking within the City.

The plan states that the vision for cycling and walking in Canning is:

Cycling and walking will be safe, attractive and viable option between neighbourhoods and destinations within the City of Canning and beyond.

To view the Walking and Cycling Plan, please click here.

Sustainable and Accessible City

Cycling and Walking Network

The City incorporates almost 350km of footpaths and shared paths currently. The Cycling and Walking Plan provides a planned network of safe, connected cycling and walking routes to be implemented to improve safety and increase participation in cycling and walking activities.

To view the Walking and Cycling Plan Maps, please click here.

Major Projects

In order to create a more sustainable City that enables and encourages sustainable transport the City is seeking to provide medium-to-high density urban infill developments that are affordable, liveable and in close proximity to public transport. Current projects include:

For further information please visit our Sustainable Development, Planning and Infrastructure page.

Emissions and Fuel Reductions

The City of Canning has made a pledge, as part of the Cities Power Partnership, to reduce emissions associated with our vehicle fleet and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Initiatives that contribute to this include:

  • purchase of two Renault Zoe Electric Vehicles as part of our corporate fleet
  • investigating the purchase of electric garbage trucks
  • investigating opportunities to downsize its light fleet
  • implementation of electric small plant items over 2-stroke machines
  • flexible working from home arrangements
  • purchase of corporate bikes / e-bikes for business trips
  • provision of smart riders for business trips
  • provision of end of trip facilities for staff


For further information and resources on being sustainable at home or in the community, please visit our Health, Wellbeing and Resilience page. For further information and resources on being a sustainable business, please visit our Local Economy and Prosperity page.

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